Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Day 2010

 Christmas Morning
Everyone enjoying their gifts.

Christmas Afternoon




 Roasting dogs and mellows for the first time over the unfinished fire pit.
Afterwards we enjoyed talking with Nick!!!! 
Christmas Night 
Fun in the Music Studio!
A friendly game of Settlers.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve


 A beautiful first Christmas Eve with baby Bennett! 
 Some of the things we enjoyed this year.
Fried Chicken made by Darren
Key Lime Pie
James visiting from Fort Benning
Traditional Christmas P.J's
Luke 2 read by Benjamin
"The Grinch" in the theater
Everyone being Santa's helpers
The chairs

Monday, December 20, 2010

It's beginning to Look like Christmas at our house!

 Grandpa loves to tell Bennett stories!
 Thanks to Ben and Jacquie the tree is up and decorated!
A smile for Grandpa

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Thursday Update

Back tracking a bit. I found this cute pattern by searching for free patterns one evening while waiting for the arrival of our cute Bennett. It was really quite simple and only took me a few hours to make. Not bad for the first time following a new pattern. As for this week I have been working away at my Christmas cards and had a picture but it did not make into Aperture 3 for some reason. Human error I'm sure:(

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Thursday Update

Just busy enjoying being a new Grandma!

Sunday, December 05, 2010

It's Official we are Grandparents!

We feel so very blessed to have our beautiful Grandson home healthy. He had a little longer stay at the hospital then anticipated but had very good care.
He was born on Dec. 2nd at 10:44 am 
He weighed 8lb 14oz
He is 21 inches tall
Lots of black hair
Long fingers and toes

 Grandpa Johnson & Bennett


All cozy in his swaddle blanket on his Daddy's lap.
This is almost the best day ever, his birthday was The best day ever!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Thanksgiving Day 2010

I am so very grateful that we had the most beautiful fall day to enjoy together!
We are grateful for bounteous blessings each day!







We spent a lot of time outside and had a wonderful Turkey dinner together.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Stake Youth Fall Activity

Last night was our annual Stake Fall activity for the youth. They hold it out on a farm where the youth go on a hay ride, eat chili dogs and baked potatoes. This years activity included the viewing of video's made by each ward on each of the standards found in the "For The Strength of Youth" Booklet.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thursday Update


This one was a fun idea I found Here. These are fast and can be used to decorate your place settings for Thanksgiving. They are just right for finger puppet fun and they will fit in the small spaces.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thursday Update

My 2nd I-SPY blocks all ready to go. I thought it would be so much more fun to pick from 400 squares so I joined another swap this month. I think I will wait until January before I start my actual quilt though.

This skirt was a pair of LL Bean Pants that I purchased from Goodwill a few years ago and never really used them much. I loved the pockets and thought maybe I should try a redo into a skirt. It was very simple I hope it fits.
My first attempt sewing with Minkee fabric. I love the silky smooth feel of this blanket. I hope Bennett does too. 


Tuesday, November 09, 2010

The Winners are...

The winners of the Pink bags are: Karen Bagley & Diana Johnson

The winners of the Halloween Bags are:Haley Johnson, Ann Tolman & Kelli Van Pinxteren.
Thank you for participating in my fall giveaway. I will try to get these in the mail in the next day or two.
If your name was not drawn don't fret You may find a surprise in your mailbox yet;)

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Thursday Update

November is here and I have a few goodies to give away so if your interested read on! I mentioned last month that I would have a few of these to give away. 
Three of these and

two of these cuties, I will draw five winners who will receive one bag each. Leave a comment with your e-mail address and let me know which bags you would like to have a chance to win. US residence only please. This give away ends Monday November 8th. 


I have been enjoying working on some hand stitching and crochet. 

Baby booties and beanies are so cute! 

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

YW Combined Pumpkin Carving

The Young Women wanted to go to the Corn Maze again. The one we have visited in the past is not opened this year and the others would be to much travel time on a school night. So the next best thing was PUMPKIN CARVING! So here are a few pictures of the fun that was had. 




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